2/3/10 – This Day in Legend History… Jim Eisenreich

After being granted free agency by the Phillies at the end of the 1996, Jim Eisenreich signed with the Florida Marlins on December 3, 1996. Eisenreich was a big Yin to the rest of the Yangs on the 1993 Phillies. His quiet demeanor was a stark contrast to the oversized and lovable personalities on that team. His excellent play in rightfield and consistency at the plate quickly made him a fan favorite, particularly my dad. It was sad to see him go, but along with longtime Phillie Darren Daulton, who was traded to Florida midway through the ’97 season, the both of them achieved what they could not do in ’93… get a World Series ring. I definitely had a bout of jealousy seeing those two in the field in Miami celebrating their championship, but I was, without a doubt, very happy for the two of them.

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